Understanding Contracts - An Overview for Non-Lawyers

BPP Professional Education


£504 inc VAT
Study method
No formal qualification
6 CPD hours / points

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Location & dates

Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date
BPP University, St James Building, 79 Oxford Street
United Kingdom
Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date’
9-10 Portland Place
West London
United Kingdom


Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date. Enquire for dates.

This course provides a jargon free overview of the issues commonly found in Business to Business Contracts from the perspectives of both Supplier and Buyer. Each topic will be dealt with by way of outlining the relevant commercial and legal considerations as well as providing a series of drafting tips. This is then supplemented by a series of practical exercises designed to apply the knowledge gained by the delegates and to give them greater confidence in dealing with contracts in the future.


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the key issues concerning contract formation including offer acceptance and the 'battle of the forms' and apply this to factual scenarios.
  • Recognise the key terminology used in contracts.
  • Comprehend and analyse the key provisions contained in a Business to Business Contract from the perspective of both Buyer and Supplier
  • Describe the key concepts concerning price and payment.
  • Distinguish between the requirements of best endeavours, all reasonable endeavours and reasonable endeavours.
  • Describe the implied terms of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and understand their significance.
  • Analyse the issues surrounding the drafting of exclusion clauses.
  • Comprehend the significance of warranties and indemnities.
  • Understand the methods by which a contract can be terminated and the need to provide for consequences of termination.
  • Review and revise the content of a Business to Business Contract.

Venue may change up to 14-days before the course start date. Enquire for dates.

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